Month: September 2015

September 25, 2015 / Reviews
September 18, 2015 / Writing

Physics

One of the ionic things about Star Wars is the sound a TIE fighter makes as it flies by. Of course, that sound is actually a mistake, although probably a deliberate one: physics don’t allow for sound in a vacuum. Getting all the physics right in a story can be challenging. However, a lot of common mistakes have grown into cliches, which are easier to correct. A story can only benefit from that. Let’s have a look at some common mistakes regarding physics.

September 11, 2015 / Reviews

GabrielKnight

I grew up with point-and-click adventure games on the PC. Of all the adventure games of the nineties, Gabriel Knight was in my opinion the best. Recently, a 20th anniversary remake was released of part one. I played that, then replayed the second game immediately after. Because I spent my time playing games instead of writing, I’ll put on my writing glasses and do a review of the Gabriel Knight series. I’ll try to keep the first part spoiler free.

September 4, 2015 / Smells

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Idiot plotting is one of the main smells of a story that makes me stop watching certain TV shows, and reading certain books. Not just because it makes the plot bad, but an idiot plot also ruins the characters. Let me explain why and how.